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|[[California State Assembly District 1|1]]
 
|[[California State Assembly District 1|1]]
 
| [[Brian Dahle]]
 
| [[Brian Dahle]]
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 2|2]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 2|2]]
 
| [[Wesley Chesbro]]
 
| [[Wesley Chesbro]]
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 3|3]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 3|3]]
 
| [[Daniel Logue|Dan Logue]]
 
| [[Daniel Logue|Dan Logue]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 4|4]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 4|4]]
 
| [[Mariko Yamada]]
 
| [[Mariko Yamada]]
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 5|5]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 5|5]]
 
| [[Frank Bigelow]]
 
| [[Frank Bigelow]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 6|6]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 6|6]]
 
| [[Beth Gaines]]  
 
| [[Beth Gaines]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 7|7]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 7|7]]
 
| [[Roger Dickinson]]  
 
| [[Roger Dickinson]]  
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 8|8]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 8|8]]
 
| [[Ken Cooley]]  
 
| [[Ken Cooley]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 9|9]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 9|9]]
 
| [[Richard Pan]]
 
| [[Richard Pan]]
 
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|  [[California State Assembly District 10|10]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 10|10]]
 
| [[Marc Levine (California)|Marc Levine]]
 
| [[Marc Levine (California)|Marc Levine]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 11|11]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 11|11]]
 
| [[Jim Frazier]]
 
| [[Jim Frazier]]
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 12|12]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 12|12]]
 
| [[Kristin Olsen]]
 
| [[Kristin Olsen]]
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 13|13]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 13|13]]
 
| [[Susan Talamantes Eggman]]  
 
| [[Susan Talamantes Eggman]]  
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 14|14]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 14|14]]
 
| [[Susan Bonilla]]
 
| [[Susan Bonilla]]
 
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| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 15|15]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 15|15]]
 
| [[Nancy Skinner]]
 
| [[Nancy Skinner]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 16|16]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 16|16]]
 
| [[Joan Buchanan]]  
 
| [[Joan Buchanan]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 17|17]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 17|17]]
 
| [[Tom Ammiano]]
 
| [[Tom Ammiano]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 18|18]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 18|18]]
 
| [[Rob Bonta]]
 
| [[Rob Bonta]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 19|19]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 19|19]]
 
| [[Phil Ting]]
 
| [[Phil Ting]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 20|20]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 20|20]]
 
| [[Bill Quirk]]  
 
| [[Bill Quirk]]  
 
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| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 21|21]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 21|21]]
 
| [[Adam Gray]]  
 
| [[Adam Gray]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 22|22]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 22|22]]
 
| [[Kevin Mullin (California)|Kevin Mullin]]   
 
| [[Kevin Mullin (California)|Kevin Mullin]]   
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 23|23]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 23|23]]
 
| [[Jim Patterson (California)|Jim Patterson]]  
 
| [[Jim Patterson (California)|Jim Patterson]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 24|24]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 24|24]]
 
| [[Rich Gordon]]   
 
| [[Rich Gordon]]   
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 25|25]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 25|25]]
 
| [[Bob Wieckowski]]   
 
| [[Bob Wieckowski]]   
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 26|26]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 26|26]]
 
| [[Connie Conway]]   
 
| [[Connie Conway]]   
 
| {{red dot}}
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 27|27]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 27|27]]
 
| [[Nora Campos]]   
 
| [[Nora Campos]]   
 
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|  [[California State Assembly District 28|28]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 28|28]]
 
| [[Paul Fong]]  
 
| [[Paul Fong]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
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|  [[California State Assembly District 29|29]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 29|29]]
 
| [[Mark Stone]]  
 
| [[Mark Stone]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 30|30]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 30|30]]
 
| [[Luis Alejo]]  
 
| [[Luis Alejo]]  
 
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| [[California State Assembly District 31|31]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 31|31]]
 
| [[Henry T. Perea]]  
 
| [[Henry T. Perea]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 32|32]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 32|32]]
 
| [[Rudy Salas]]  
 
| [[Rudy Salas]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 33|33]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 33|33]]
 
| [[Tim Donnelly]]
 
| [[Tim Donnelly]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 34|34]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 34|34]]
 
| [[Shannon Grove]]  
 
| [[Shannon Grove]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 35|35]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 35|35]]
 
| [[K.H. Achadjian]]  
 
| [[K.H. Achadjian]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 36|36]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 36|36]]
 
| [[Steve Fox]]  
 
| [[Steve Fox]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 37|37]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 37|37]]
 
| [[Das Williams]]  
 
| [[Das Williams]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 38|38]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 38|38]]
 
| [[Scott Wilk]]
 
| [[Scott Wilk]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| 2012
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|  [[California State Assembly District 39|39]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 39|39]]
 
| [[Raul Bocanegra]]  
 
| [[Raul Bocanegra]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 40|40]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 40|40]]
 
| [[Mike Morrell]]  
 
| [[Mike Morrell]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 41|41]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 41|41]]
 
| [[Chris Holden]]  
 
| [[Chris Holden]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 42|42]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 42|42]]
 
| [[Brian Nestande]]  
 
| [[Brian Nestande]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 43|43]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 43|43]]
 
| [[Mike Gatto]]
 
| [[Mike Gatto]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 44|44]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 44|44]]
 
| [[Jeff Gorell]]  
 
| [[Jeff Gorell]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 45|45]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 45|45]]
 
| [[Matt Dababaneh]]  
 
| [[Matt Dababaneh]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 46|46]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 46|46]]
 
| [[Adrin Nazarian]]  
 
| [[Adrin Nazarian]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 47|47]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 47|47]]
 
| [[Cheryl Brown (California)|Cheryl Brown]]  
 
| [[Cheryl Brown (California)|Cheryl Brown]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 48|48]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 48|48]]
 
| [[Roger Hernandez]]  
 
| [[Roger Hernandez]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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|  [[California State Assembly District 49|49]]
 
|  [[California State Assembly District 49|49]]
 
| [[Edwin Chau]]  
 
| [[Edwin Chau]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 50|50]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 50|50]]
 
| [[Richard Bloom]]
 
| [[Richard Bloom]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 51|51]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 51|51]]
 
| [[Jimmy Gomez]]
 
| [[Jimmy Gomez]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
| 2012
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| [[California State Assembly District 52|52]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 52|52]]
 
| [[Freddie Rodriguez]]
 
| [[Freddie Rodriguez]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 53|53]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 53|53]]
 
| [[John Perez]]
 
| [[John Perez]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 54|54]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 54|54]]
 
| [[Sebastian Ridley-Thomas]]
 
| [[Sebastian Ridley-Thomas]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 55|55]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 55|55]]
 
| [[Curt Hagman]]
 
| [[Curt Hagman]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 56|56]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 56|56]]
 
| [[Manuel Perez]]
 
| [[Manuel Perez]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 57|57]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 57|57]]
 
| [[Ian Charles Calderon]]
 
| [[Ian Charles Calderon]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 58|58]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 58|58]]
 
| [[Cristina Garcia]]  
 
| [[Cristina Garcia]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 59|59]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 59|59]]
 
| [[Reginald Jones-Sawyer]]  
 
| [[Reginald Jones-Sawyer]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 60|60]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 60|60]]
 
| [[Eric Linder]]  
 
| [[Eric Linder]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
| 2012
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| [[California State Assembly District 61|61]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 61|61]]
 
| [[Jose Medina]]
 
| [[Jose Medina]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 62|62]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 62|62]]
 
| [[Steven Bradford]]
 
| [[Steven Bradford]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 63|63]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 63|63]]
 
| [[Anthony Rendon]]
 
| [[Anthony Rendon]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 64|64]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 64|64]]
 
| [[Isadore Hall, III]]  
 
| [[Isadore Hall, III]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 65|65]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 65|65]]
 
| [[Sharon Quirk-Silva]]  
 
| [[Sharon Quirk-Silva]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 66|66]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 66|66]]
 
| [[Al Muratsuchi]]  
 
| [[Al Muratsuchi]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 67|67]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 67|67]]
 
| [[Melissa Melendez]]  
 
| [[Melissa Melendez]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 68|68]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 68|68]]
 
| [[Donald P. Wagner]]  
 
| [[Donald P. Wagner]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 69|69]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 69|69]]
 
| [[Tom Daly]]
 
| [[Tom Daly]]
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 70|70]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 70|70]]
 
| [[Bonnie Lowenthal]]  
 
| [[Bonnie Lowenthal]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 71|71]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 71|71]]
 
| [[Brian Jones (California)|Brian Jones]]  
 
| [[Brian Jones (California)|Brian Jones]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 72|72]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 72|72]]
 
| [[Travis Allen]]
 
| [[Travis Allen]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 73|73]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 73|73]]
 
| [[Diane Harkey]]
 
| [[Diane Harkey]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 74|74]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 74|74]]
 
| [[Allan R. Mansoor]]  
 
| [[Allan R. Mansoor]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 75|75]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 75|75]]
 
| [[Marie Waldron]]
 
| [[Marie Waldron]]
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 76|76]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 76|76]]
 
| [[Rocky Chavez]]  
 
| [[Rocky Chavez]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 77|77]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 77|77]]
 
| [[Brian Maienschein]]  
 
| [[Brian Maienschein]]  
 
| {{red dot}}
 
| {{red dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 78|78]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 78|78]]
 
| [[Toni Atkins (California)|Toni Atkins]]  
 
| [[Toni Atkins (California)|Toni Atkins]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 79|79]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 79|79]]
 
| [[Shirley Weber]]  
 
| [[Shirley Weber]]  
 
| {{blue dot}}
 
| {{blue dot}}
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| [[California State Assembly District 80|80]]
 
| [[California State Assembly District 80|80]]
 
| [[Lorena Gonzalez]]  
 
| [[Lorena Gonzalez]]  

Revision as of 15:43, 27 March 2014

California State Assembly

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General Information
Type:   Lower house
Term limits:   3 terms (6 years) if elected before 2012; 12 years if elected in or after 2012
2014 session start:   January 6, 2014
Website:   Official House Page
Leadership
House Speaker:  John Perez, (D)
Majority Leader:   Toni Atkins, (D)
Minority leader:   Connie Conway, (R)
Structure
Members:  80
  
Length of term:   2 years
Authority:   Art IV, California Constitution
Salary:   $95,291/year + per diem
Elections
Last Election:  November 6, 2012 (80 seats)
Next election:  November 4, 2014 (80 seats)
Redistricting:  California Citizens Redistricting Commission
The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. There are 80 members to the Assembly, representing a relatively equal amount of constituencies. Each member represents an average of 465,674 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 420,000 citizens. Due to the state's large population and relatively small legislature, the Assembly has the largest population per representative ratio of any lower house legislature in the United States; only the federal U.S. House of Representatives has a larger ratio. California is the only state with state legislative districts more populous than its U.S. House districts.

Since the passage of Prop 28 in 2012, legislators first elected on or after November 6, 2012 are limited to a maximum of 12 years. Prop 140, passed in 1990, effects any members elected prior to November 6, 2012 and limits them to a maximum of three two-year terms (six years).[2] California legislators assume office one month after election (December).


As of August 2014, California is one of 13 Democratic state government trifectas.

Sessions

Article IV of the California Constitution establishes when the California State Legislature, of which the Assembly is a part, is to be in session. Section 3 of Article IV states that the Legislature is to convene in regular session on the first Monday of December in each even-numbered year to organize. The Legislature must adjourn by November 30th of the following even-numbered year.

Section 3 also gives the Governor of California the power to call special sessions of the Legislature.

2014

See also: Dates of 2014 state legislative sessions

In 2014, the Legislature will be in session from January 6 to September 30.

Major issues

Major issues during the 2014 legislative session include the biennial budget, prison overcrowding and water bonds.[3]

2013

See also: Dates of 2013 state legislative sessions

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.

Major issues

Major issues in the 2013 legislative session included property taxes for education and tax breaks for students.[4]

2012

See also: Dates of 2012 state legislative sessions

In 2012, the Assembly was in session from January 4 to August 31.

2011

See also: Dates of 2011 state legislative sessions

In 2011, the Assembly will be in session from January 3- September 9, 2011. The California Legislature was convened in an extraordinary session to act upon legislation that addresses the fiscal emergency proclaimed by Governor Jerry Brown on January 20, 2011.[5]

2010

See also: Dates of 2010 state legislative sessions

In 2010, the Assembly began its regular session on January 12th, and this session is scheduled to adjourn on August 31st. Additionally, the Assembly adjourned one special session on January 11th of this year, had one ongoing special session that convened in October of 2009, and had another ongoing special session that convened on January 8th, 2010.

Ethics and transparency

Open States Transparency

See also: Open States' Legislative Data Report Card

The Sunlight Foundation released an "Open Legislative Data Report Card" in March 2013. California was given a grade of D in the report. The report card evaluated how adequate, complete and accessible legislative data is to the general public. A total of 10 states received an A -- Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Kansas, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014.

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Elections for the office of California State Assembly were held in California on November 6, 2012. All 80 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates was March 9, 2012.

California state assembly members are subject to term limits, and may not serve more than three two-year terms. In 2012, 21 state representatives were termed-out of office.

The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6 general election.

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Elections for the office of California State Representative were held in California on November 2, 2010. State assembly seats in all districts were on the ballot in 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was February 25, 2010, and the primary election day was June 8, 2010.

In the 2010 elections, the candidates running for the Assembly raised a total of $77,405,341 in campaign funds. Their top 10 contributors were:[7]

2008

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2008

Elections for the office of California State Assembly consisted of a primary election on June 3, 2008 and a general election on November 4, 2008.

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to Assembly candidates was $84,390,298. The top 10 contributors were:[8]

2006

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2006

Elections for the office of California State Assembly consisted of a primary election on June 6, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006.

During the 2006 election, the total contributions to Assembly candidates was $91,726,959. The top 10 contributors were:[9]

2004

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2004

Elections for the office of California State Assembly consisted of a primary election on March 2, 2004 and a general election on November 2, 2004.

During the 2004 election, the total contributions to Assembly candidates was $94,287,806. The top 10 contributors were:[10]

2002

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2002

Elections for the office of California State Assembly consisted of a primary election on March 5, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002.

During the 2002 election, the total contributions to Assembly candidates was $73,822,064. The top 10 contributors were:[11]

2000

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2000

Elections for the office of California State Assembly consisted of a primary election on March 7, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000.

During the 2000 election, the total contributions to Assembly candidates was $85,228,873. The top 10 contributors were:[12]

Qualifications

According to Article IV of the California Constitution, the candidate must be a United States Citizen, a resident of California for three years, a resident of the legislative district for one year and a registered voter in that district by the time nomination papers are filed.[13]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures
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If there is a vacancy in the Assembly, the Governor must call for a special election. The election must be called by the Governor within fourteen days of the vacancy. No special election can be held if the vacancy happened in an election year and the nominating deadline passed.[14]

Redistricting

See also: Redistricting in California

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission -- made up of five Democrats, five Republicans, and four independents -- is responsible for redistricting.

2010 census

California received its local census data on March 7, 2011.[15] The fastest growing counties were Riverside (41.7 percent), Placer (40.3 percent) and Kern (26.9 percent) -- all inland locations.[16]

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission approved maps on August 15, 2011. The final votes were 13-1 on the Senate and Assembly maps and 12-2 on the Congressional map. Republican Michael Ward voted no to both maps while Jodie Filkins Webber joined Ward in dissenting on the Congressional map. A referendum to overturn the Senate map was initiated in August 2011.[17][18]

Representatives

Partisan composition

See also: Partisan composition of state houses
Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 55
     Republican Party 24
     Vacancy 1
Total 80


The chart below shows the partisan composition of the California State House of Representatives from 1992-2013.
Partisan composition of the California State House.PNG

Leadership

The Speaker of the Assembly presides over the Assembly in the chief leadership position, controlling the flow of legislation and committee assignments. The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus, followed by confirmation of the full Assembly on passage of a floor vote. Other Assembly leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses according to each party's strength in the chamber.[19]

Current leadership

Current Leadership, California State Assembly
Office Representative Party
Speaker of the Assembly John Perez Electiondot.png Democratic
State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Nora Campos Electiondot.png Democratic
State Assembly Majority Floor Leader Toni Atkins Electiondot.png Democratic
State Assembly Assistant Majority Floor Leader Manuel Perez Electiondot.png Democratic
State Assembly Majority Whip Chris Holden Electiondot.png Democratic
State Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway Ends.png Republican

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the California legislature are paid $95,291 per year. They are also given per diem of $141.86 per day in session.[20]

Pension

California does not provide pensions for legislators who took office after 1990.[21]

When sworn in

See also: When state legislators assume office after a general election

California legislators assume office one month after election (December).

Current members

Current members, California State Assembly|- District Representative Party Assumed office
1 Brian Dahle Ends.png Republican - 2 Wesley Chesbro Electiondot.png Democratic - 3 Dan Logue Ends.png Republican - 4 Mariko Yamada Electiondot.png Democratic - 5 Frank Bigelow Ends.png Republican - 6 Beth Gaines Ends.png Republican - 7 Roger Dickinson Electiondot.png Democratic - 8 Ken Cooley Electiondot.png Democratic - 9 Richard Pan Electiondot.png Democratic - 10 Marc Levine Electiondot.png Democratic - 11 Jim Frazier Electiondot.png Democratic - 12 Kristin Olsen Ends.png Republican - 13 Susan Talamantes Eggman Electiondot.png Democratic - 14 Susan Bonilla Electiondot.png Democratic - 15 Nancy Skinner Electiondot.png Democratic - 16 Joan Buchanan Electiondot.png Democratic - 17 Tom Ammiano Electiondot.png Democratic - 18 Rob Bonta Electiondot.png Democratic - 19 Phil Ting Electiondot.png Democratic - 20 Bill Quirk Electiondot.png Democratic - 21 Adam Gray Electiondot.png Democratic - 22 Kevin Mullin Electiondot.png Democratic - 23 Jim Patterson Ends.png Republican - 24 Rich Gordon Electiondot.png Democratic - 25 Bob Wieckowski Electiondot.png Democratic - 26 Connie Conway Ends.png Republican - 27 Nora Campos Electiondot.png Democratic - 28 Paul Fong Electiondot.png Democratic - 29 Mark Stone Electiondot.png Democratic - 30 Luis Alejo Electiondot.png Democratic - 31 Henry T. Perea Electiondot.png Democratic - 32 Rudy Salas Electiondot.png Democratic - 33 Tim Donnelly Ends.png Republican - 34 Shannon Grove Ends.png Republican - 35 K.H. Achadjian Ends.png Republican - 36 Steve Fox Electiondot.png Democratic - 37 Das Williams Electiondot.png Democratic - 38 Scott Wilk Ends.png Republican - 39 Raul Bocanegra Electiondot.png Democratic - 40 Mike Morrell Ends.png Republican - 41 Chris Holden Electiondot.png Democratic - 42 Brian Nestande Ends.png Republican - 43 Mike Gatto Electiondot.png Democratic - 44 Jeff Gorell Ends.png Republican - 45 Matt Dababaneh Electiondot.png Democratic - 46 Adrin Nazarian Electiondot.png Democratic - 47 Cheryl Brown Electiondot.png Democratic - 48 Roger Hernandez Electiondot.png Democratic - 49 Edwin Chau Electiondot.png Democratic - 50 Richard Bloom Electiondot.png Democratic - 51 Jimmy Gomez Electiondot.png Democratic - 52 Freddie Rodriguez Electiondot.png Democratic - 53 John Perez Electiondot.png Democratic - 54 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Electiondot.png Democratic - 55 Curt Hagman Ends.png Republican - 56 Manuel Perez Electiondot.png Democratic - 57 Ian Charles Calderon Electiondot.png Democratic - 58 Cristina Garcia Electiondot.png Democratic - 59 Reginald Jones-Sawyer Electiondot.png Democratic - 60 Eric Linder Ends.png Republican - 61 Jose Medina Electiondot.png Democratic - 62 Steven Bradford Electiondot.png Democratic - 63 Anthony Rendon Electiondot.png Democratic - 64 Isadore Hall, III Electiondot.png Democratic - 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva Electiondot.png Democratic - 66 Al Muratsuchi Electiondot.png Democratic - 67 Melissa Melendez Ends.png Republican - 68 Donald P. Wagner Ends.png Republican - 69 Tom Daly Electiondot.png Democratic - 70 Bonnie Lowenthal Electiondot.png Democratic - 71 Brian Jones Ends.png Republican - 72 Travis Allen Ends.png Republican - 73 Diane Harkey Ends.png Republican - 74 Allan R. Mansoor Ends.png Republican - 75 Marie Waldron Ends.png Republican - 76 Rocky Chavez Ends.png Republican - 77 Brian Maienschein Ends.png Republican - 78 Toni Atkins Electiondot.png Democratic - 79 Shirley Weber Electiondot.png Democratic - 80 Lorena Gonzalez Electiondot.png Democratic 2013

Standing committees

California Assembly has 30 standing committees:

History

Partisan balance 1992-2013

Who Runs the States Project
See also: Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States and Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, California
Partisan breakdown of the California legislature from 1992-2013

From 1992-2013, the Democratic Party was the majority in the California State House of Representatives for all 22 years. The California State House is one of 18 state Houses that was Democratic for more than 80 percent of the years between 1992-2013. During the final three years of the study, California was under Democratic trifectas.

Across the country, there were 577 Democratic and 483 Republican State Houses of Representatives from 1992 to 2013.

Over the course of the 22-year study, state governments became increasingly more partisan. At the outset of the study period (1992), 18 of the 49 states with partisan legislatures had single-party trifectas and 31 states had divided governments. In 2013, only 13 states have divided governments, while single-party trifectas held sway in 36 states, the most in the 22 years studied.

The chart below shows the partisan composition of the Office of the Governor of California, the California State Senate and the California House of Representatives from 1992-2013. Partisan composition of California state government(1992-2013).PNG

SQLI and partisanship

The chart below depicts the partisanship of the Arkansas state government and the state's SQLI ranking for the years studied. For the SQLI, the states were ranked from 1-50, with 1 being the best and 50 the worst. California has never had a Republican trifecta, but did have Democratic trifectas between the years 1999 and 2003 and again after 2010 to the present. California fell steadily in the SQLI ranking until finally reaching the bottom-10 in 2010. The state reached its highest ranking (28th) in 1998 and 1999, first under divided government and then under a Democratic trifecta. The state’s lowest ranking (48th) occurred recently in 2012 under a Democratic trifecta. Except for the years 1995 and 1996, the California legislature has been consistently under Democratic control.

  • SQLI average with Democratic trifecta: 37.00
  • SQLI average with Republican trifecta: N/A
  • SQLI average with divided government: 35.21
Chart displaying the partisanship of California government from 1992-2013 and the State Quality of Life Index (SQLI).

Legislative budgets

Each member of the California State Assembly is given an annual budget of about $290,000 with which to hire staff and run their office. Assembly Speaker Karen Bass said on May 11, 2009 that she planned to cut this amount by about 10%, or $29,000 per year per each of the 80 members of the Assembly).[22]

Open Records push:

On August 1, 2011, the California State Assembly stated that the public has no right to know the individual budgets of assembly members. This came about after Assemblyman Anthony Portantino raised an issue stating that his budget was cut after casting the only Democratic vote against the recently passed controversial budget. As a result, he and several media outlets requested that the budget information be made public so that the people could see if members were being punished or rewarded for voting a certain way. The Assembly Rules Committee claimed that such documents are exempt from the Legislative Open Records Act.[23]

External links

References

  1. www.census.gov/, "Population in 2010 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. California State Constitution, accessed December 16, 2013
  3. acwa.com, "2014 Legislative Year Begins in Sacramento," January 6, 2014
  4. San Francisco Chronicle, "Calif. Democrats ponder their new power," December 2, 2012
  5. California Legislature, accessed June 16, 2011
  6. Sunlight Foundation, "Ten Principles for Opening Up Government Information," accessed June 16, 2013
  7. Follow the Money: "California Assembly 2010 Campaign Contributions"
  8. Follow the Money, "California 2008 Candidates," Accessed June 18, 2013
  9. Follow the Money, "California 2006 Candidates," Accessed June 18, 2013
  10. Follow the Money, "California 2004 Candidates," Accessed June 18, 2013
  11. Follow the Money, "California 2002 Candidates," Accessed June 18, 2013
  12. Follow the Money, "California 2000 Candidates," Accessed June 18, 2013
  13. California Secretary of State, "Qualifications for State Legislature," accessed December 16, 2013
  14. Justia "California Code," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute, 1773-California Government Code)
  15. 'San Francisco Chronicle "California census data to be released Tuesday," March 7, 2011
  16. Ventura County Star "With numbers now established, redistricting debate begins," March 9, 2011
  17. Los Angeles Times "Redistricting-plan opponents given OK to begin referendum drive," August 26, 2011
  18. Ventura County Star "Redistricting Commission gives final approval to new political maps," August 15, 2011
  19. California State Assembly Officers
  20. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  21. USA Today, "State-by-state: Benefits available to state legislators," September 23, 2011
  22. Sacramento Bee, "Bass slices Assembly office budgets -- 10 percent," May 11, 2009
  23. Sacramento Bee, "California Assembly refuses to make public its members' budgets," August 2, 2011